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December 5, 2015


New in 2015: The parade changes directions and goes from west to east from Hwy. 5 through downtown and the adjacent east-side area to County Rd. 17

  • 9:00 am Breakfast with Santa @ Arlington Community Center (reservations needed & a fee charged)
  • 10:00 am Santa Day at the same location
  • 1:00 pm Pre-Parade Festivities¬†start on Main St. and 2nd Ave. NW
  • 5:30 pm Arli-Dazzle Parade on Main St.


  • Parade on Main St. featuring over 100 lighted walking, marching, equestrian, and vehicular units
  • Santa Day at Arlington Community Center with many activities for children and families
  • Dash Through the Snow¬†5K through the streets of Arlington at 12:30 pm
  • Arlington Fire Department Blacktop Fishing Derby downtown featuring lighted fish houses and an evening bonfire with s’mores
    Horse-drawn sleigh rides through the streets of Arlington prior to the parade
  • Old-time Snowball Baseball Game featuring the Arlington Greys vs. the Mankato Baltics
  • Santa’s Reindeer appear on Main St. prior to the parade
  • Bethlehem Express at St. Paul Lutheran Church from 12:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Interactive Sled Dogs from Hastings, MN, on Main St. prior to the parade
  • Hutchinson, MN’s, own Amazing Hoopsters perform on Main St. prior to, and in, the parade
  • Quilt Show at the Arlington Public Library on Main St. from 9:00 am – after the parade
  • Lots of music on Main St.: Schell’s Hobo Christmas Quartet, Sibley East Carolers, KNUJ-AM
  • Many food vendors selling yummy treats along the entire parade route and throughout downtown




December 5, 2015
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